February 10, 2012

Apricot Cashew Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

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A blog that I love to read and make recipes from is Peanut Butter and Julie.  When I saw the recipe for Breakfast Cookies, I knew I would be making them.  Healthy and delicious AND I could eat them for breakfast because well, they were breakfast cookies!  :)

These were an awesome recipe and so versatile.  I made changes to the recipe to fit what I had at home and it worked out wonderfully.  Grumpy and I took these cookies to work with us every day the week I had made them.  They were moist (because of the banana) and coco nutty (because of the extract in the cookie and icing!).
Julie's Cherry Almond version sounds yummy too and I will most likely go that way with them too because I love cherry/almond flavors  Make sure you check her blog out and read her suggestions for other options with these cookies and try the recipe, you won't regret it and you'll have yummy cookies for breakfast :o)

Apricot Cashew Quinoa Breakfast Cookies 
Adapted from Cherry Almond Quinoa Breakfast cookies as seen on Peanut Butter and Julie

printable recipe

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons agave nectar
2 large eggs
2 medium extra ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup ground flax meal
1 cup regular rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup roasted unsalted whole cashews, chopped

1 square of white melting chocolate
1 tablespoon half and half
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract


Patsyk said...

Those cookies sound like a great way to start the day! I'm adding them to my "to make" list!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Wow... I feel healthier just reading the recipe! Cookies for breakfast...I love it!

Michele O'Donnell said...

sounds good! love the healthy ingredients in them.

Veronica Miller said...

YUM! I love treats like this that you can freeze and use on busy mornings when you need to grab something before you run out the door.

Katrina said...

Nothing like turning them in to a breakfast! ;)

Megan @ Megan's Munchies said...

Love these cookies!!

Julie said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Shelby!! I'm so glad that you loved the cookies. Now I need to try your version. The combination of apricots and cashews sounds divine!!

Renee P said...

oh my goodness...these sound amazing! I've just recently cooked my first batch of breakfast cookies and I'm hooked. Love that these have quinoa in them!

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